Health care providers are using data and tech tools to strategically schedule their workforce and help avoid a staffing shortage during the pandemic.
The recent ruling by the ONC sets Nov. 2 as the compliance date for when electronic health information must be made available without delays or unreasonable fees.
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions can help health organizations focus and align crucial areas such as financials, supply chain, grants, payroll and human resources.
Real-time location systems can be a powerful tool to streamline hospital operations and increase visibility.
Linda Reed of St. Joseph's Health in New Jersey shares how her organization is tackling the demands of providing care amid the COVID-19 crisis.
A managed security service provider (MSSP) can help health care systems tackle the challenges of protecting patients, clinical outcomes and financial resources from cybersecurity threats in standard operating times and in periods of higher risk, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Paul Kempinski of Children's Mercy in Kansas City, Missouri discusses his team's pandemic response and how children's hospitals can support their communities during this outbreak.
As the world navigates COVID-19, health care organizations must prepare for a surge of new patients.
As physicians and health care teams around the world find themselves facing the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19, the topic of how we care for our caregivers is more important than ever.
Cerner CEO Brent Shafer shares his thoughts on the importance of interoperability and the ONC ruling
In this episode, Cerner’s David Wilcox talks to Teresa Freeman, vice president, chief nursing officer and chief clinical informatics officer for West Tennessee Healthcare.
In this episode, Dick Flanigan, senior vice president of ITWorks at Cerner, talks to Meg Marshall, Cerner’s senior director of public policy and government affairs, about how the presidential election might impact health care legislation.
In this episode, we talk to Sherri Hess, chief nursing informatics officer at Banner Health.
Cyberattacks are a serious, increasing threat to clinicians' efforts to provide the care that matters most.
In this episode, we’re joined by Nate Kelly, senior director and GM for Health Networks at Cerner.
On this episode, Darren Nipper of Cerner Learning Services talks to two leaders from St. John’s Health in Jackson, Wyoming: Chief Information Officer Lance Spranger and Susan Freeze, a registered nurse and informatics analyst.
The ONC's proposed rule on information blocking is a significant step toward the open and appropriate flow of electronic health information.
On this episode of Perspectives on Health and Tech, we’re joined by AdventHealth's Robert Altemose. He is here to discuss how moving from retroactive to near and real-time data analytics can empower clinicians to provide a higher quality of care.
A focus on culture and communication is helping community hospitals overcome the significant hurdles and weighty financial burdens of the business of health care.
As security threats continue to rise, health care organizations should align their data protection measures with the NIST framework, a set of best practices, standards and recommendations to aid in improving cybersecurity measures.
In honor of Patient Access Week (March 31-April 6), here are six blogs that examine the connection between consumerism and Patient Access.
With an industry-wide focus on consumerism, many health care organizations are looking to transform the patient experience starting with Patient Access, the first and one of the most frequent contact points in health care.
As health care consumers expect a more personalized experience, organizations are implementing and learning to use tools that enable them to best understand, care for and retain patients and customers.
As AI, consumerism, data science, increasing partnerships and more shift the business of health and care, organizations must embrace new ideas and technology to stay competitive.
In the world of value-based payment models, a Clinically Driven Revenue Cycle can lead to faster, more accurate and increased reimbursements, and reduce financial loss.
In his State of the Union address, President Trump covered health care topics including prescription drug costs, price transparency and tackling the opioid crisis.
Changes to the health care landscape in 2019 offer possibilities and opportunities in the march toward smarter, better care that is higher quality, more efficient, affordable and personalized.
The Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act is a significant step in combating the opioid crisis. Here are six ways it will impact and provide opportunities for the health care IT industry.
The state of the Affordable Care Act, and the decisions of state and federal elected officials, play an important role in the current and future regulatory path for rural health.
As the concept of CEHRT expands, health care providers and clinicians need to ensure compliance for their organizations.
Discover how businesses can adapt to change and how change can be a catalyst for innovation and business transformation in any industry.
Jeremy Gutsche, keynote speaker at Cerner's 2018 Revenue Management Symposium and founder of TrendHunter.com, shares actionable ideas on how to adapt to change faster, and how it can set the stage for innovation and business transformation in any industry, and health care in particular.
How can we construct our IT management “family” to avoid an accountability challenge that gets more acute with every new technological development, the extension of the health systems across multiple venues and new lines of service, and zero-sum scenarios like those above? And which executives should take on that parental role and be genuine “chiefs,” with a place in the C-suite and a voice in governance?
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Becky Fox, chief nursing information officer and assistant vice president at Atrium Health. She discusses how her organization leveraged data and analytics during the optimization process and what training for nursing and clinical staff looked like.
It's up to health care leadership and IT system providers to understand where connectivity fits in the future of their organizations and how it can accelerate more innovative care delivery.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, Dr. Colin Banas, chief medical informatics officer at the VCU School of Medicine, discusses what a mobile technology strategy looks like in a health care setting.
Transformation is an organizational competency grounded in the ongoing ability of its people to fundamentally adapt to a constantly changing competitive environment. Today’s health care leadership must understand how to pivot and adapt in a way that allows for sustained financial and operational success.
In celebration of Patient Access Week (April 1-7, 2018), here are some considerations for preparing your own patient access strategy for the world of value-based care.
The health care landscape is shifting rapidly, and a fundamental redesign of the approach to the business of care and revenue cycle management is critical to financial solvency of health care organizations.
As the Trump administration closes out its first full year in office and moves into a new year, we’re taking a look at the many updates to U.S. health care policy.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, Meg Marshall helps us understand these moving pieces and what they mean for the health care industry.
On Jan. 5, 2018, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released two draft documents that promise profound impact on the activities and priorities of Health Information Networks (HINs), provider organizations that participate in them and the vendors that work with both to provide health IT (HIT) services.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just announced a new Alternative Payment Model (APM) on Jan. 9, 2018, that not only reaffirms CMS and this administration’s commitment to a continued march toward value-based care (VBC), but also the continuation of bundled payments as a viable APM option.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we're featuring Rachel Maguire, research director for the Institute for the Future, a nonprofit think tank that helps organizations plan for the long-term future.
When was the last time there were people dancing at work? I remember seeing some sweet dance moves in 2014 when Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it was going to push the transition from International Classification of Diseases ninth revision (ICD-9) to ICD 10th revision (ICD-10) for the billing of diagnosis and procedures for one more year.
At the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Annual Meeting, Dr. Don Rucker, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, highlighted the importance of the 21st Century Cures Act (the Cures Act) in improving interoperability.
At the state level, there’s a lot of talk around health care reform and what it means for Medicaid, as well as some discussion around how Medicaid ties into population health management and social determinants of health.
From Thursday, November 30 through December 1, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) will hold its Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. One of the hottest topics will be the upcoming release of the draft of Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) that will lay the groundwork for nationwide interoperability between networks.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we're joined by Dr. Donald Rucker, the national coordinator for Health Information Technology. The ONC is considered the beating heart of American health care policy, and one of its primary platforms is the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care.
On Day 2 of CHC 2017, we covered physician IT governance, creating a patient-focused revenue cycle and the opioid crisis. Read here.
These five revenue cycle management sessions at CHC 2017 explore how organizations can successfully manage their business. Read here.
In this blog, we unpack the continuous Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Read on!
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss how health care providers can combat the opioid crisis. Listen here.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss how health care is evolving. Listen here.
We explore the landscape of MU in 2018 and 2019, including requirements, what to expect and how to prepare. Read more here.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss meaningful use stage 3 and attestation. Listen here.
These five blogs dive into this crisis and what the health care industry can do about it. Check out the list.
With the passage of MACRA, learn how alternative payment models are propelling health care towards value-based care.
These 18 "MACRAnyms" will help you navigate frequently used terms surrounding MACRA and value-based care programs.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss how you can prepare for Meaningful Use stage 3. Listen here.
In this episode, you’ll find out how policy is shaping health care IT and new models of care. Listen to The Cerner Podcast for more.
In part 2 of this blog, we explore how information blocking applies to HIT developers as it relates to the 21st Century Cures Act.
In part 1 of this blog, we explore how information blocking applies to HIT developers as it relates to the 21st Century Cures Act.
In this podcast, we discuss how organizations can decipher the new rules and adapt to this ever-evolving marketplace.
While the ACA lives to see another day, there are critical issues that require attention. Learn more about policy on our blog.
Regarding health IT-related federal policy, what will happen with meaningful use (MU)? Read more.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss the impact of the Trump administration on health care policy. Listen now.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss policy updates during the first month of the Trump administration. Listen now.
Everything you need to know about what to expect from new Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Read here.
Consumerism is no longer a buzzword – it's a part of our healthcare ecosystem. Read more here.
We take a deep dive into what a repeal of Obamacare would look like for current health care policy. Read here.
Children's National modernizes its revenue cycle management. Read here.
Meg Marshall, senior director of public policy for Cerner, discusses some actions the new Trump administration might take. Read more.
Meg Marshall, senior director of public policy for Cerner, discusses the new Trump administrations's approach to health care.
Cerner helps client, Tuality Healthcare, get recognized for "Best Medium-Sized Hospital IT Department." Learn more!
The election of Donald Trump as president has many implicaitons regarding health care and health reform. Learn about them here!
Meg Marshall, senior director of public policy for Cerner, discusses health care policy and the direction it is heading. Learn more!
In the MACRA Quality Payment Program rule, CMS provides Eligible Clinicians participating in 2017 with options. Learn about them now!